Some people might say that dyeing your hair in a bold colour is a whole new level of crazy; but in fact, going for an unnatural hair colour is a great way to quickly change up your look and show the fun, experimental side of yourself. However, we have to admit that it’s a big risk and may even end up in a disaster. Yikes!
Worry not! Never go wrong with bold hair colours and show off your feisty, adventurous side with our simple tips and tricks!
Start with unwashed hair
If you plan on dyeing your hair at home, going with dry and greasy hair is your best bet to avoid turning your locks brittle. This is to ensure that your hair’s natural oil (temporarily taken away when you shampoo) is there to moisturise and protect the strands when you apply the chemicals for dyeing.
Remember the colour wheel
If you have really dark hair, chances are the colour won’t show as much. Get your hair bleached first if you want the colours to really stand out. But you also have to make sure that you get it toned as well to get rid of the yellowness that bleach usually results in. Light brown and blonde hair with red usually ends up orange; blue on blonde will turn green; blue on red/reddish brown hair results to purple -- just remember all those colour mixing lessons you got in kindergarten to come up with the accurate shade.
Test it out
Dye a small portion of your hair, preferably the ones by the nape to keep it hidden. Doing a dye trial is essential to make sure that you get the colour that you want and to also see if you’ll have any allergic reactions to the products that you’re going to use.
Make sure it matches your skin tone
If you easily blush, you might want to stay away from pinks and reds. Green and yellow are not the shades you should go for if you’re a bit pale because it’ll flush out the colour from your cheeks. Lucky are those with olive skin can have a little more liberty when it comes to choosing colours to play with.
Maintain, Maintain, Maintain
Maintaining your bold hair colour is all in the washing. Keep the shampooing to twice a week and step up on your use of conditioner. This helps maintain the shine and the staying power of the dye, keeping your hair voluminous and vibrant! Out of all the dyes, blue is the hardest one to maintain because it needs the most amount of touch-ups. If you’re going for this colour, make sure you stock up!
Have you tried dyeing your hair in bold colours? Tell us all about it in the comments below!